Tagged with 'The Elephant in the Locker Room'

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Seahawks <i>Still</i> Make “The Jimmy” Disappear

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Seahawks Still Make “The Jimmy” Disappear

By Greg Wright Another season, another slow start on the offensive side of the ball. Another week, another struggle to turn Red Zone visits into touchdowns. Another game, and another media anguish about... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Caught with Our Pants Down Again

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Caught with Our Pants Down Again

By Greg Wright I’m hoping that what follows will become a regular feature in this column for the rest of the season. We’ll just call it “A Chat with the Huard Whisperer.” Every... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Penalties of Success

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Penalties of Success

By Greg Wright Would you rather be traded from the Seahawks to the Jets, or to the Patriots? Or would you rather stay in Seattle? Let’s deal with those questions one at a time. First: When the news... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Visit With the Ghosts of Playoffs Past and Present

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Visit With the Ghosts of Playoffs Past and Present

(Or, A Seahawks Carroll, with Apologies to Charles Dickens) By Greg Wright The Seahawks are not dead, to begin with. While we all may be grossly disappointed that it’s Atlanta representing the NFC... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Have the 2016 Hawks Improved Enough to be Contenders?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Have the 2016 Hawks Improved Enough to be Contenders?

By Greg Wright I guarantee that there’s one thing that has not been talked about on any other news site this week. A review of my 2016 analysis of Seahawk vulnerabilities. So I guess I’ll do... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Germain Ifedi Vows to Have My Press Credentials Revoked

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Germain Ifedi Vows to Have My Press Credentials Revoked

Satire by Greg Wright Since the Super Bowl loss to the Patriots, my mantra for Seahawks fans has been, “We’ll be back. One yard at a time.” If so, I don’t think it will be this... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Merry Beastquake 2.0 Christmas to You!

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Merry Beastquake 2.0 Christmas to You!

The following was originally published on Dec. 27, 2014. If it’s Christmas Eve and the Hawks are playing the Cardinals, what better moment can be recalled? By Greg Wright ‘Twas four days ‘fore... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Of Color Rush, Concussion Protocol, and Interceptions

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Of Color Rush, Concussion Protocol, and Interceptions

By Greg Wright I’m certainly glad that the Seahawks played two games in the last seven days, and that they won the second of those in pretty flamboyant fashion. Saves me from having to write a total... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Coming Clean on My Dislike for Certain Star Quarterbacks

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Coming Clean on My Dislike for Certain Star Quarterbacks

By Greg Wright This week I watched A Football Life‘s episode about Hall of Famer QB Steve Young. If you’ve ever followed football, you probably remember that he took San Francisco back to the... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Do We Really Need to Talk About the O Line Again?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Do We Really Need to Talk About the O Line Again?

By Greg Wright A decidedly strange thing happened in the first quarter of Sunday’s dismal loss to Tampa Bay. No, it wasn’t the fact that the defense gave up two porous TDs to the opposing team.... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Of Doug Baldwin, Russell Wilson, Mike Huard, and 1978

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Of Doug Baldwin, Russell Wilson, Mike Huard, and 1978

By Greg Wright I’m not always 100% certain I’m writing about something other journalists have failed to cover. But this week, I’ve got it locked… because I’m not going to... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Were You Screaming at Your TV Sunday Night, Too?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Were You Screaming at Your TV Sunday Night, Too?

By Greg Wright Just before halftime. New England takes the lead 14-12. Seattle with the ball at their own 25-yard line and 1:05 to go. Three timeouts available. A key third-down looms with 9 yards to go. Wilson... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: About That “Roughing the Kicker” Thing, and Fines

The Elephant in the Locker Room: About That “Roughing the Kicker” Thing, and Fines

By Greg Wright Whew! I was almost certain that some intrepid journalist would scoop me on my chosen topic this week. When I saw the teaser for Danny O’Neil’s column on Thursday, I thought for... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Offensive Diaspora; or, Where Are They Now?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Offensive Diaspora; or, Where Are They Now?

By Greg Wright I remember a time when ex-Seahawks just vanished. We never had high-profile players that were expendable, and none of our free-agents ever signed big-time contracts with other teams…... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: All In, or Giving Everything You’ve Got for the Team

The Elephant in the Locker Room: All In, or Giving Everything You’ve Got for the Team

By Greg Wright The big contracts have been banked.┬áRussell Wilson: $87.6 M; Richard Sherman $56 M; Doug Baldwin: $46 M; Bobby Wagner: $43 M; Earl Thomas: $40 M; Jimmy Graham: $40 M; Cliff Avril: $28.5... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Are You Disturbed By Richard Sherman’s Sideline Rant?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Are You Disturbed By Richard Sherman’s Sideline Rant?

By Greg Wright I won’t bother recapping what you saw in the third quarter of last Sunday’s game with the Falcons. If you’re reading this column at all, or pay attention to any press on... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Weather Advantage, and Special Teams Revisited

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Weather Advantage, and Special Teams Revisited

By Greg Wright What happens this weekend could be meaningless. It could also be a bellwether of sorts, letting us–and the Seahawks themselves–know if this team is of the 2013 Super Bowl champion... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Let’s Rate Performance Based on Expectations, Shall We?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Let’s Rate Performance Based on Expectations, Shall We?

By Greg Wright Through most of my years of primary and secondary education, I was accustomed to seeing report card comments like, “Greg could do better.” Aside from my stellar sixth-grade year,... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Turnovers Redux, and the Best Thing about the Rams

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Turnovers Redux, and the Best Thing about the Rams

By Greg Wright Sadly, the 2016 season has opened yet again with an anemic offensive performance. Gladly, it ended in a win. Sadly, in a development piggybacking on the preseason trend, the Hawks started... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Pete Carroll’s Hand-Wringing Endorsement of Gilliam

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Pete Carroll’s Hand-Wringing Endorsement of Gilliam

By Greg Wright I find it interesting that I led my first article of the season with a discussion of the non-call in the Super Bowl of a blow to the head of Carolina QB Cam Newton… and the lead story... [Read more]